Definition of cirrhosis in English:

cirrhosis

Syllabification: cir·rho·sis
Pronunciation: /səˈrōsəs
 
/

noun

  • A chronic disease of the liver marked by degeneration of cells, inflammation, and fibrous thickening of tissue. It is typically a result of alcoholism or hepatitis.
    More example sentences
    • Chronic viral hepatitis is the main cause of chronic liver disease, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma throughout the world.
    • Cases progress slowly resulting in chronic liver diseases, cirrhosis and cancer.
    • It is also common in people with widespread cancer, leukaemia, diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver or major burns.

Derivatives

cirrhotic

Pronunciation: /səˈrätik/
adjective
More example sentences
  • The development of ascites is an important event in chronic liver disease as half of cirrhotic patients with ascites die within two years.
  • Common cirrhotic ascites is managed with diuretics and sodium restriction.
  • The levels in tuberculous ascitis were significantly higher than those in cirrhotic or malignant ascitis.

Origin

early 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek kirrhos 'tawny' (because this is the color of the liver in many cases).

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